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New Canada Visa Application Centre for Residents of Libya opens in Tripoli.

VFS Global as a part of a contract awarded by Government of Canada will provide Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC) services to applicants wishing to travel to Canada. As per the contract, VFS Global will establish a robust worldwide network of up to 125 VACs.

This global network of VACs will provide increased access and enhanced administrative services to applicants through a consistent service delivery approach, which will also support biometrics implementation.

VFS Global is pleased to announce the opening of the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) operated by International Organization for Migration (IOM) Libya on August 19, 2013.

The CVAC will provide exclusive service for the Government of Canada, and is authorised to accept applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in Libya.

The CVAC is authorised to provide administrative support services, such as the collection of visa applications, fees and return of passports in sealed decision envelopes to applicants. The CVAC can also assist in scheduling interviews on behalf of the Canadian visa office.

The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), in accordance with Canada’s immigration visa rules and guidelines. The CVAC has no role or influence over the outcome of an application and will not offer any evaluative advice.

The use of CVACs is voluntary. Such service may also be obtained directly from CIC, either at the Canadian visa office located in Tripoli, Libya or by using CIC’s Online Application (E-Apps) system.

With the new facility offered by the CVAC, applicants can benefit from a host of facilities and additional services such as:

Conveniently located and easily accessible visa application centres
Longer operating hours allowing applicants to visit at a time of their convenience
Convenient and spacious waiting areas with modern facilities
Professional and responsive staff dedicated to handle visa queries and applications
Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa types, requirements and check-list, biometrics, applicable fees and application status
Dedicated call centres and email support to answer queries and status of application
Tracking of application status
Secure handling of passports, documents and personal information

For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/Libya

Canada Visa Application Centre Details

Contact Details
Helpline: +218 (0)21 4771120
+218 (0) 911491716
+218 91 1966898
Email: info.canlibiom@vfshelpline.com
Website:


Address and Timings
Address: International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Tripoli
Maiorca Street, near Al Andalos Mosque
Hay Al Andalos Tripoli

P.O. Box 6748
Hay Al Andalos Post Office
Tripoli
Submission Timings: 08:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30.| Sunday to Thursday (excluding declared holidays)
Passport Collection: 14:00-16:30|Sunday to Thursday (excluding declared holidays)
Ramadan hours: 09:00 to 15:00.

*Canada Visa Application Centre will be responsible only for accepting applications in all temporary resident categories (visitor visas, study and work permits) and travel document applications from Canadian permanent residents in Libya. All applications will be assessed and processed by the Canadian Visa Office in Tripoli, Libya. Timelines for turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authorities.

About VFS Global

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for diplomatic missions and governments worldwide. With 820 Visa Application Centres (VACs) located in 87 countries across five continents. As at 28 February 2013, VFS Global serves the interests of the diplomatic missions of 43 sovereign governments. VFS Global’ s worldwide operations are certified ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System and ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System by TÜV SÜD, one of the world’s leading external and independent certification bodies. The company has successfully processed 57.85 million applications since its inception in 2001. For more information, please visit www.vfsglobal.com

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